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MSHA / Industrial Health and Safety Instructor

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Transcripts for those with a degree will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at

Position Details


Job Title MSHA / Industrial Health and Safety Instructor
Department ISTI GC
Location Gillette
Desired Start Date
Hiring Range For details about compensation, please see "Special Instructions To Applicants" below
Full Salary Range
Benefits Summary

Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid; .25% employee paid)

Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits

20 days paid annual leave

Four days per year paid personal leave

16 paid holidays per year

Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave

Employee and family tuition waivers

Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility

Free easy-access parking

Collaborative work environment

Onsite fitness center and walking track

Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts

Professional development

Months Worked Annually Full-time 12 months
Typical Work Schedule

Out-of-town travel is estimated to average at least 25% of scheduled work time (out-of-town travel requirements will vary, depending upon time of year, immediate assignments, etc.).

A normal workweek is estimated to be nominally 45 hours. During certain periods, the required work time may exceed the estimated 45-hour per week schedule as required to meet client demand and supervisory scheduling.

Position Information

Posting Number 20150188P
Job Posting Date 08/14/2017
Initial Review Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

The MSHA/Industrial Health and Safety (H&S) Instructor is primarily responsible to provide mandatory Health and Safety training to the mining and related industry throughout the State of Wyoming. The instructor will also have secondary responsibilities, as assigned/required, for the research, design, coordination, implementation, and teaching of new and/or revised programs of instruction for the Program. The Instructor will develop a liaison with the Wyoming mining industry, MSHA, NIOSH, State Mine Inspector and the Grant Advisory Board on behalf of the Manager/Trainer for maintaining quality safety and health programs within MSHA and WY MSHA State Grant Standards and guidelines. This position is located in Gillette, Wyoming with an estimated 25% travel required.

Reports To Director of Industry Safety Training Institute and MSHA Grant Manager

MSHA IS certification is a must for this job. MSHA IU certification a plus.

Knowledge of significant coal, metal/nonmetal safety and health training requirements for new and experienced miners.

Working knowledge of mandatory training regulations under 30 CFR Parts 46 and 48..

College degree and/or previous classroom experience is a plus.

Must have a valid Wyoming driver’s license, or a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a Wyoming driver’s license within three months of beginning employment

Diversified experience working with management, personnel, labor, advisory groups, and other groups is a must.

First Aid and/or CPR instructor certification, preferred

OSHA approved instructor is a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must be knowledgeable of 30 CFR (Mineral Resources) as it relates to mine health and safety training and regulatory compliance for surface coal, metal, and nonmetal mining operations (both Part 48 and Part 46 operations).

Required to have a working knowledge of Wyoming mining regulations and safe mine work practices.

Must be knowledgeable of current surface mining practices generally in use throughout the mining and mining construction industries.

Knowledge of 30 CFR as it relates to health and safety training and regulatory compliance for underground coal, metal, and nonmetal-mining operations is a plus.

Able to operate standard office equipment (i.e. copier, fax, telephone, etc.), electronic presentation equipment, including, but not limited to, desktop and laptop computers, scanners, computer projectors, DVD, etc.

Able to perform routine equipment maintenance, such as changing projection bulbs, copier toner, etc.

Must be conversant with the current versions of Microsoft Office Professional software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others.

Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Able to effectively communicate mandatory federal health and safety training topics, and evaluate whether or not the training given was effective.

Able to communicate with managers, supervisors, peers, students, and company representatives to effectively determine types of training required.

Able to effectively promote the WY MSHA State Grant Program and its services to varied groups and clients.

Effectively function in environments that may be antagonistic or mildly hostile.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds safely (loading, unloading and setting up remote training sessions from equipment carried in Program vehicles).

While at main location (Gillette College NWCCD, or other established program office), must be able to function in a formal classroom setting and be able to comply with campus/agency work rules while maintaining adherence to the Program Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).

About Northern Wyoming Community College District

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.


Two years’ hands-on experience in a surface and/or underground mining facility.

Health and safety training experience is preferred.

Experience in a variety of delivery techniques and instructional delivery programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts for those with a degree will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to:

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 60

Assist the Director or designee in design and teaching of mandatory or other courses (including, but not limited to New Miner, Annual Refresher, or Experienced Miner courses) required to comply with MSHA rules.

Percentage of time 5

Assist in maintaining a system of records that meets the needs of the WY MSHA State Grant, Gillette College, Wyoming State Mine Inspector, and MSHA.

Percentage of time 5

Provide Statewide liaison as required with the mining and related industry to assist the Director or designee in designing, implementing and maintaining training programs, which meet the safety and health needs of the mining community.

Percentage of time 5

Responsible to maintain assigned equipment and assist the Director or designee to maintain Program equipment inventories.

Percentage of time 5

Assist Director or designee to maintain safe working conditions and practices at the respective campus/center as well as other training sites as necessary.

Percentage of time 5

Collect necessary demographic information from classes taught to assist the Director or designee in data collection for necessary reports.

Percentage of time 5

Investigate, research, and design, as directed, revisions to currently taught topics and/or design of new topics, relating to mandatory mine health and safety training.

Percentage of time 10

Perform other related duties in areas of responsibility as assigned by Director

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Other Documents
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3